Tag Archive: Relationships

When to hold on, when to let go

In the last dying day of the year, I let out a sigh. Someone holds me tight, and I realize, how much grief I carry, how much healing I crave. Palm trees are… Continue reading

Sleepless in Sri Lanka

In a hotel room in Colombo, I escape the world for a while.  So much has changed, I need to reassure myself. I am here. I am alive. The last few weeks in… Continue reading

The greater plan

We had a plan. We were in it together. Until I made other plans. The decision had been growing like a storm in my head for weeks, maybe longer. A whisper that had… Continue reading

Back on track

July came and we were faced with a test. We fought and we failed. Some nights, I don’t remember sleeping. There was a heat wave, a storm that had to break, in order… Continue reading

Thoughts and Thank You’s

November is almost finished. Everywhere around me there are signs that December and Christmas is around the bend. Last night I noticed that the park where we lay kissing last summer is covered… Continue reading

Having without owning

I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it. Paulo Coelho

I will meet you there (again and again)

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.   When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about language,… Continue reading

Connecting

13 years ago, I worked a summer at a YMCA children’s camp in Calabria, in the South of Italy. I was the leader of a group of 6 fifteen-year-old girls. I was just… Continue reading

Forget yourself

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. Henry… Continue reading

Women: we share, we care

My friend at home calls me on a Sunday morning, crying. Twenty minutes later I am in her kitchen. She is feeling emotional and calls her boyfriend who is abroad but he doesn’t want to… Continue reading